Fish curry is loved across the country but as the dish traverses the boundaries and travels down south, the recipe undergoes a huge change. The flavours are different, the texture is different, the whole look of the curry is different, but the pleasure of eating it is just the same! It goes without saying that south Indian-style fish curry gets creamier and nuttier with the addition of coconut. Here's a special kind of fish curry recipe, called 'Mus Kavab' in regional lingo of coastal regions of India.
What is Mus Kavab?
'Mus' means 'fish' and kavab translates to 'curry'. This delicate fish curry is a special attraction for tourists in Lakshadweep Island looking to taste some authentic seafood. The recipe is so simple and the ingredients are so common that you can easily make it in the comfort of your home.
Mus kavab is light yet full of flavours that come from coconut oil, dry coconut, onion, tomato and a range of spices. Tuna fish is mostly used to make this dish in south India but you can use any kind of fish of your choice. It will taste best when paired with steamed rice but you can also enjoy it with parathas, roti or appams.
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Fish curry paired with rice is a popular meal in south India.
How To Make Mus Kavab?
Fish pieces are cooked in a dense gravy of onions and tomatoes combined with a special masala paste. Apart from the preparation time, you can make this fish curry in all of 30 minutes.
Here's the complete recipe of Mus Kavab (Fish Curry) with ingredients list and step-by-step cooking instructions.
First, keep the masala paste for the gravy ready. Grind grated coconut with spice powders like turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, crushed cardamoms and cloves till you get a fine mesh. Then saute onions and tomatoes along with curry leaves, and the prepared masala paste, and add water. When the water comes to a boil, add fish and let it cook along with the gravy for about 10 minutes.
Serve the special Mus Kavab fish curry hot!
Do try this south Indian-special authentic fish curry recipe and impress your family and friends with your diverse culinary skills.